Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This is one of my favorite images. What a room! I've thought about creating hanging wall pieces looking like the panel show here. I think it'd look great in any setting, but those powdery blues and golds look particularly good here.
Following are a couple of outstanding images related to an earlier post regarding grisaille. These are a very rare find indeed! These original hand-painted fragments of wall-covering have all the information you would ever need in order to render your own grisaille ornamentation (including remnants of the old pounce pattern), and certainly warrant a close look. I've reproduced them large so that you may really see the brushwork in detail.
Pierre Finkelstein's excellent sourcebook, The Art of Faux (for which I had the honor of assisting him produce some of the samples), teaches us how to create a rosette in grisaille. This simple lesson is fundamental to all successive work in grottesca. Here's my version of his classic rosette, on faux Bottocino marble.